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>> announcer: "nbc10 news" starts now. 12k3w4r50 we have new information on the attack on a gay couple in philadelphia. defense attorneys say one of the alleged victims in the case actually threw the first punch. new from overnight there's another case of enterovirus confirmed in this area. we'll tell you exactly where that is and what precautions parents should be taking. a live look from cape may atop the marquis de lafayette hotel and the final week of summer shouldn't feel like fall. another cooler start. 71 degrees. we're warmer in the city than we have been. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm kris cato. and let's go to meteorologist
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brittney shipp in the "first alert" forecast. >> temperature it's in mid-70s it's a cool start with conditions starting off in the 40s and 50s. 48 in pottstown. 58 in philadelphia. 53 degrees in wilmington. 50 degrees currently in atlantic city. 40 degrees in the poconos. so is a cold start, depending on where you are. make sure you grab a jacket before you head out the door. but it's still going to be a fantastic thursday. temperatures range between 73 and 76 degrees. i'm tracking down a cooldown and a last-minute summer warmup. there's a lot going on with temperatures to let you know what's coming up in the seven-day forecast forecast. let's check in with christine. >> good morning, brittney. not a lot going on on the roads and that's good news for
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drivers. take a look at i-95 on the southbound side. just a heads-up between the blue route and the commodore barry bridge. that's a construction project go be on there, it's really not slowing anything down because there's not a lot of volume on the roads and not a lot of folks on the road on another part of 95. this is southbound near cottman avenue and that long-term construction project. this is one of our problem areas in the morning commute but this hour, we are problem-free. same thing for the ben franklin bridge. take a look at your drive times no major delays anywhere in our area. hopefully, it stays that way, chris. we are following developments in the beating of a gay couple in philadelphia. police have seen people in this video here, persons of interest after walking down center street after that attack happened thursday night. they gave investigators their version of what happened.
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katy zachry, a bit of a different story from the alleged attackers, right? >> reporter: that's right, chris, we've been in touch with several lawyers represent something of the persons of interest and those lawyers say it actually was the victims who threw the first punch. but that's heart to believe, take a look at the video when you see the extent of the pictures of one of the victims who has a black eye and had to have his jaw wired shut. police say two gay men thursday night in center city and beat them after the couple admit they had were gay. last night, a man showed up to give police a statement. he is the fourth person to do so since the surveillance video and knew the attack has gone viral. we've also learned that some of in this group graduated from archbishop wood high school and one of the men is actually contracted as an assistant
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basketball coach and has been fired, let go, rather, in light of this beating. coming up, we talked to a friend of the two victims of the two men who were brutally beaten in center city one week ago tonight. and she talks about the defense's claim that the victims threw the first punch. we'll have that coming up for you in half an hour. reporting live, katy zachry. in northeastern pennsylvania some schools will be closed again today as police continue to look for a man accused of killing a state trooper and shooting another. that trooper will be lied to rest tonight. tracy, it's been ten days now since the troopers were about bushed. >> there are no signs, police are following up on tips, people reporting seeing a man armed dressed in camouflage clothing. the schools in the pocono
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mountains are closed again today, in the wallenpaupack school district, they'll be closed again today. some parents are happy that schools are being cautious. >> reporter: the search is on for 31-year-old eric matthew frein, police found his suv near lake wallenpaupack. they said a survivalist who shaved his head in a mohawk in preparation for the attack. he's accused of shooting two policemen last week. >> has a longstanding history in government. and also a military installation based in eastern pennsylvania in which participants assume the role of soldiers of eastern european countries. >> meantime, funeral services will be held today for corporal
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bryon dickson of donemore. corporal dickson was a married father of two he was 38 years old. yesterday in scranton, thousands paid their respects to corporal dickson, canine officers conducted security of the area and later this morning, a procession will take dickson's body to a funeral pass in scranton. the wounded officer, state police troop alex douglass underwent surgery. investigators are hoping to talk to him to get more information about the attack. live in the digital operations center, tracy davidson, "nbc10 news." from our delaware bureau now, a delaware state trooper and another man are recovering from a an injury. trooper got into an altercation with the man and the man had injuries. they're investigating the circumstances that led the
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trooper to pull her gun. stopping isis, the u.s. senate is expected today to pass a bill that would allow for the training and arming of syrian rebels against militants. president obama praised lawmakers at a congressional picnic at the white house. the said it shows bipartisan support for islamic state groups that now hold territory in iraq and syria. the enterovirus continues to spread in this region. the daily local is reporting that chester county has now confirmed its first case of that respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of kids across the country. a spokesperson for the union dale chad school district said they will announce that later today. new jersey also has its confirmed case that child was treated in philadelphia, along with three kids from pennsylvania. parents are to watch out for fever, runny nose, mouth blisters and muscle aches.
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well this past winter, of course, reminded us just what harsh weather can do to the electricity system. and update can lead to fewer out avenues in the future. that's the focus of a public meeting in bucks county. jesse gary is live there. jesse, that community has seen awe lot of power outages, not just in hard winters but other times as well, right? >> reporter: that's right, chris, the power lines share space with trees here. we're about to enter the fall and then right after that, winter starts. that's raised concerns among some bucks county residents. in response, peco crews are doing enhanced training in the area. they've been susceptible to service interruptions due to severe weather. but the previous couple of winters have been the worse. >> what we want to do is shorten the amount of time our customers
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are without power so that we can prevent these kind of thing that mother nature throws at us. >> reporter: and last year, it prompted one local politician o to. and we're live. jesse gary, "nbc10 news." >> announcer: now your nbc10 "first alert" weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. we're going to see a cool start to the day as we head into your thursday. there will be plenty of sunshine as we head almost into the end of the work week. for today, expect a repeat of what we saw yesterday with temperatures pushing into the mid-70s which is below our average. a closer look at our headlines here. there will be another cool start, we're still in the middle of a dry are stretch. but we are tracking late summer heat, temperatures are going above average. a last-minute warmup for us. for philadelphia, 58 degrees, clear skies, humidity at 81%. wind speeds out of the
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north-northwest at 3 miles per hour. a cool start and it's going to be very comfortable as we head into the afternoon hours. 40 degrees in the pocono mountains. allentown in quakertown, 51 in swedesboro, 51 degrees in northeast philly. 49 in mount holly. 59 this morning in lewis. as we take a closer look to the beach communities, we want to point out that we do have a moderate rip current risk and that's due to hurricane edouard which is far away offshore and we could see rough surfs so be careful. the average, mid-70s. we're staying below average. we drop even more below average as we head into friday but we warm things up pushing into the weekend. closer look at the radar shot, again, high pressure in control. nice and dry and quiet. not a whole lot happening for the next couple of days.
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temperatures range between 73 and 76. sunny and nice. we'll have the seven-day forecast coming up. and as you get ready to head out the door, if you leave for work or wherever at this early morning hour, let's get you up to speed at any traffic problems you may face. nbc10's christine maddela has that. >> yeah, chris, the only thing that can slow you down on the road is a construction project. not a lot out there. be aware on the southbound side between the blue route and the commodo commodore barry bridge. and the northbound and southbound side. i want to walk you through it. southbound between southampton and comly roads and rahn and red
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lion road. we'll keep you posted to let you know when that clears out of the way. cottman avenue, in that long-term construction project no problems to report. a kickoff party for the step out walk to stop diabetes event. this event is the largest of its kind in the country, 3,000, to 4,000 people taking part every year. the step out to walk happens november 1st at the philadelphia museum of art. up next, it's not just breakfast. police surveillance video shows a ban nan taking center stage. plus, stealing from children. why school has started on a sour note for elementary students. and a shocker at the shore. a look at the sign that has area firefighters apologizing and facing suspension.
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this morning, police are looking for a person who stole nearly $4,000 of musicale elementary from a bucks county elementary school. that thief broke into the school early tuesday morning. parents got an e-mail telling them eight instruments were taken, including six vial line, a trumpet and a clarinet. >> i think it's pretty sad. especially, you know, it's in the back of the building, and, you know, it's for kids, like why are you taking things from kids. >> police say it's unclear whether surveillance cameras near the school caught the thief on video. they want to hear from anyone who may have seen something suspicious early tuesday morning. from the south jersey bureau, police in camden are hoping the tips from the public will help them solve the vicious
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beating of a homeless woman. it happened in the stretch of ephraim avenue. >> has a broken eye socket. she has three fractured ribs. her face looks like a watermelon. she has blood on the brain and someone did this to her. >> and the victim is in critical condition. if you have any information on this case, report it anonymously. 217-216. the sign told women to flash them. it hung from the second floor balcony at the convention in wildwood last weekend. the mayor is promising disciplinary action. the fire department put out this
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statement we ask the general public to not assess our organization through a single display of poor judgment but by the dedicated commitment of the firefighters who selflessly service our community. a fire official describes the fire near the town of weed as big and dangerous. it's burned nearly 44 square miles and is only 5% contained. in scotland, the vote for independence is under way. scots are deciding whether or not to break away from the united kingdom. polls show that the voters are equally divided. scots have had their own parliament since 1999. toronto mayor rob ford has cancer. his doctor describes it as rare and very difficult to treat. the controversial mayor has been in the hospital with a tumor in his abdomen. he withdrew from his re-election bid last friday.
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his brother is running in his place. new from overnight in australia, police detained 15 believed to be having a terror attack in that country. police say they have intelligence that a random attack would be carried out. in the past few hours, police officers launched operation hammerhead where more police officers would be visible in the streets. the heightened intensity with the u.s. and isis has been ramped up with security in times square and the sunways. though they say there's no specific information pointing to any terror plots against the city. well, listen to this. a tennessee man is in jail for allegedly making his teenage son brink so much challenge that he passed out police say mark hughes claims he was trying to face the impact of drink too much he forced his son to play a
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drinking home at home. the teen passed out and had to be rushed to the hospital. police did not assess his blood alcohol level but they found two empty bottles of liquor at home. a pooch from oregon, given get is a jack russell terror with a micro chip that revealed she belongs to someone in philly. someone took her to an animal shelter there. she disappeared from her philadelphia home in april. the shelter says she's in good shape. gut getting her back to the owner can be a problem since neither the shelter nor the owner can pay for attention. >> announcer: now your "first alert" weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. good morning. as we head into the rest of our thursday, we're going to see another cool morning. grab your jacket as you head out the door. we're tracking a late summer
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warmup. we'll have that above average, if it's a little too chilly or feels like fall, we have a little taste of summer. for philadelphia, 58 degrees, clear skies, humidity, 81, light wind speed at north-northwest at 3 miles an hour. one of the coolest spots, of course, the poconos at 40 degrees. 50 in trenton. 50 degrees in atlantic city. 56 in dover. and 53 degrees in wilmington. a radar shot shows quiet conditions. we have high pressure that's still in control. and we have the weak cold front that moves through. we're also tracking flooding in parts of el paso and this is the remnants of what was once hurricane odile. you can see rain coming down in el paso. our temperatures will range between 73 and 76, nice and sunny. the seven-day forecast shows a drop in the temperatures for the end of the work week.
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saturday, 77 degrees. take a look at sunday, great conditions, that's the summer warmup i was talking about, 84, nice tailgating weather for you. as we head into monday, windy conditions and a chance of showers. 4:21 now, sounds like brittney just invited us for a tailgate there at the game. christine, that's what i heard, it wasn't? >> might have been. it's going to be good. a little team celebration going on there. let's take a look on the roads it is a celebration on and of itself because there's not a lot of problems. just some construction to be aware of, on the 42 freeway on the northbound side, between 554 and interstate 295. it looks like it's starting to clear up so that is good news. 95 southbound between the blue route and the commodore barry bridge. some construction views on the
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southbound side, again that is expected to clear by 5:00 this morning. and take a look here in montgomery county. this is 422 eastbound. usually a problem area as we head into our morning commute, but right now, all of this green means everything that is the clear. average speed about 50 miles an hour. no problems to report in delaware or high valley. a reception was held at the museum of art last night as part of the multicultural passport to philadelphia that's a week-long celebration of immigrant heritage and cultural heritage. nbc10 spoke at the event. nbc10 and telemundo are proud sponsors of that program. >> you may be having one of these for breakfast. you're about to find a guy who saw a different use for the fruit. saw him pick it up there. what he does next with it, he lands in jail. and a final call to come
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4:25 now. this from the nbc10 jersey shore bureau. the city council unanimously approved a plan to sell imitation guns that look like the real thing. police say they're often used in robberies because they're mistaken for real guns. that bill will head to the mayor for his final approval. >> one easily mistaken for a gun is a banana but that didn't stop one man from pulling off a robbery. you see it here, a man grabs a
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banana off the shelf. police say the man hid the fruit under his sweatshirt and got away on a bicycle. you have to assume it was one on a banana seat. >> oh. and we're going to see another cool start to the morning. a beautiful day in store for us. i'll let you know what to expect in the seven-day forecast "first alert" forecast. christine. and many roads are in the clear. this is interstate 95 and 495 at naamans road, i'll fill you in when nbc10 continues.
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>> announcer: "nbc10 news" starts now. this morning, we're trying to find out more about the attack of a gay couple in center city following new accusation, that the victims may have thrown the first punch. more problems off the field for the nfl yet another player is arrested on domestic violence charges. here's a live look outside right now. boathouse row. another cool start this morning where there could be changes under way for the weekend. good morning, this "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm chris cato. meteorologist britntney shipp hs the "first alert" forecast. any rain in the picture? >> no rain in the picture. cooler weather and then warmer weather, it's kind of a yo-yo. as we take a look outside right now, the city skyline. mostly sunny skies, we'll see
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plenty of sunshine today although a little patchy fog if you live in the lehigh valley and the poconos could develop. 50 degrees in reading. 58 got 58. temperatures in atlantic city at 50 degrees as well. and then a closer look at our radar. not a whole lot happening which is good if you like plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the 70s of what we're going to see today. i'll let you know all the latest on the changes coming up in the "first alert" seven-day forecast but for now we check in with christine maddela for a look at traffic. >> good morning. let's take a look at mount laurel and interstate 295, nefrgt clear and that looks to be the story throughout all of our major roadways in our viewing area. there is a construction project to tell you about, though, if you are traveling on the boulevard. route 1 northbound and on the southbound side. i want to walk you through where the construction project is. southbound between southampton and comly r


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